Border officers in Nogales find heroin, meth in spare tire

2013-04-04T17:11:00Z 2013-04-05T08:53:32Z Border officers in Nogales find heroin, meth in spare tireArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

A 21-year-old Nogales, Sonora man was arrested Wednesday after border officers say he was caught with black tar heroin and methamphetamine as he tried to drive into Arizona.

Officers at the Nogales port of entry were searching the Toyota SUV driven by Benjamin Fornes when they found  about 15 pounds of heroin and nearly four pounds of methamphetamine inside a spare tire, according to a news release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

The drugs, which have an estimated street value of $260,000 and the vehicle were seized. Fornes was turned over to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations.

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